Hans Op de Beeck Biography

In his career of more than twenty years, Belgian artist Hans Op de Beeck has developed into an artistic all-rounder. Known mainly for his large, immersive installations, his sculptures, drawings, paintings and his art films, he also developed as a playwright, theatre and opera director, scenographer, and costume designer. His work is a reflection on our complex society and the universal questions of meaning and mortality that resonate within it.

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Op de Beeck shows the viewer non-existent, but identifiable places, moments and characters that appear to have been taken from contemporary everyday life that emphasize the tragicomic absurdity of our postmodern existence. Above all, Hans Op de Beeck is keen to stimulate the viewers' senses and invite them to really experience the image. He seeks to create a form of visual fiction that delivers a moment of wonder and silence.

In 1996, he graduated with a Masters Degree in Visual Arts at the Higher Institute Sint-Lukas, Brussels. Later, he became a participant at the Higher Institute for Fine Arts-Flanders, Antwerp and a participant at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam. From 2002 to 2003 he participated in the MoMA-P.S.1 Studio Program in New York. He received various prices, namely the Uriôt Prize awarded by the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam; the Prix Jeune Peinture Belge 2001; the Prize Eugène Baie 2003-2005; the Catholic University of Leuven Culture Prize 2009-2010 and the Pino Pascali Award - 20th Edition in 2017.

His work has been shown in numerous international exhibitions, including La Biennale de Lyon: Manifesto of Fragility, Lyon, France (2022), Hans Op de Beeck: The Quiet Parade, Amos Rex, Helsinki, Finland (2022), State hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia, Tate Modern, London, UK (2021), Bruges Triennale 2021(group), Museum M, Leuven, Belgium (group), MOCAK, Krakow, Poland (group) (2020), Kunsthalle Krems, Austria (2019), KMSK Brussels, Belgium (2019), Sheepvaartmuseum Amsterdam, Netherlands (2018), Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany (2017), Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany (2017), Folkwangmuseum, Essen, Germany, 56thVenice Biennale (group) (2015) and many others. Since 2006, Hans Op de Beeck has had many solo exhibitions at Galerie Krinzinger, most recently 2021, where he showed works on paper.

Text courtesy Galerie Krinzinger.

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Zhai-Liza (mother’s shoes) by Hans Op de Beeck contemporary artwork textile
Hans Op de Beeck Zhai-Liza (mother’s shoes), 2024 Polyester, polyamide, coating
114 x 72 x 72 cm
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The Horseman by Hans Op de Beeck contemporary artwork sculpture
Hans Op de Beeck The Horseman, 2020 Polyester, steel, polyamide, brass, coating, bronze
215 x 92 x 243 cm
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Fable by Hans Op de Beeck contemporary artwork sculpture
Hans Op de Beeck Fable, 2023 MDF, Holz, Polyamid, Beschichtung
130 x 41 x 24.5 cm
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Danse Macabre (small version) by Hans Op de Beeck contemporary artwork sculpture
Hans Op de Beeck Danse Macabre (small version), 2023 MDF, wood, polyamide, metal, coating
170 x 92 x 92 cm
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Girl, asleep by Hans Op de Beeck contemporary artwork sculpture
Hans Op de Beeck Girl, asleep, 2021 Wood, polyester, metal, polyamide, coating
78 x 41 x 36 cm
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Seascape by Hans Op de Beeck contemporary artwork sculpture
Hans Op de Beeck Seascape, 2022 Polyester, metal, coating
101 x 122 x 7.5 cm
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Dog by Hans Op de Beeck contemporary artwork sculpture
Hans Op de Beeck Dog, 2019 Polyester, coating
62 x 37 x 13 cm
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Room (10) by Hans Op de Beeck contemporary artwork photography
Hans Op de Beeck Room (10), 2017 Photograph: Lambda print mounted on Dibond and covered with Plexiglas
110 x 180 x 4 cm
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